Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday (9)

BBH is hosted by Crazy-For-Books and FF is hosted by Parajunkee.

follow friday

This week’s question is:

Q. Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

A. That’s a really tough one. I’ve never actually finished a book I didn’t like, but the worst book I’ve ever read is probably Willow by Julia Hoban. Couldn’t Willow be any more self centered? I tortured myself through about 2/3 of the book before I decided to stop wasting my time.


book blogger hop

This week’s question is:

Q. This week’s question isn’t a question at all! I thought I would do things a little differently this week and give all of you a chance to promote a giveaway (or two!) from the blogosphere.

The catch?



You have to find another blogger who is having a giveaway and promote their giveaway for them! If possible, promote a giveaway from a blogger doing the Hop (hey, you are visiting other blogs anyway, right?). Have fun with this one! It’s not an easy task this week! :)


A. In lieu of my current Harry Potter obsession, and because hers was one of the first blogs I ever followed, I feel happy to promote Patricia’s Particularity’s Complete List of Harry Potter Celebration Giveaways.

To view information on her awesome giveaway of all the HP books AND Hogwarts House swag, click here.

She’s also having a giveaway on an ARC of Songbird. For details, click here.

that’s it for me! what book did you really torture yourself through? know about any good giveaways? let me know!

enjoy! -m


  1. New follower here! I wish I could stop reading bad books. It's usually about 2/3 of the way through that I realize I'm going to hate it, but once I get to that point, I figure I might as well finish it.

    Reader's Refuge

  2. Hi, just stopping in via the Blog Hop! New follower here.

    I really like your blog and look forward to reading more.

    Have a great weekend!


  3. New follower. Just hopping through. Haven't read Willow, but will keep your thoughts abut it in mind if I ever pick it up. Going to check out that HP giveaway. Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

  4. These Granite Islands was the last book I struggled through. My blog hop answer is a little unusual. Come see what it is.

  5. Haven't read Willow, but will keep your thoughts in mind if I see the book. Have a nice weekend!


  6. Hi there, new follower here from the hop! Love your blog :)

    I haven't read a lot that I didn't like lately too. As for Willow, I now have something to skip from adding to my TBR list. Happy Friday!

  7. Hi,

    I'm a new follower hopping by to say hello. I haven't heard of that book but I hate characters that are self centred.


    My FF

  8. Good Morning! New follower here. Great answer to PJ's question...I haven't read that book and I've seen lukewarm reviews for it.

  9. Hi came here trough the hop!
    Willow by Julia Hoban? I have heard about it, but it net got my fullest attention. Glad that I did not waste my money and reading time on that book! ;)

    Happy Friday!

  10. WOW!! A Harry Potter give away! Awesome!

    The worst book I had to read and finish was Ethan Frome and that was back in High School

    Hop on by the Wastelands! While your there don't forget to collect the clues for the Forever Books/Swag giveaway. Also don't miss your chance to enter the Winter's Shadow Signed Book/Necklace GIVEAWAY!!

  11. I hate when I read a book and I can't stand the main character. Last book I read that I hated so much was The Golden Compass. I wanted the two kids to meet a very untimely death. Preferably in the beginnig. New follower. My Friday Follow is up at Coffee Table Reviews

  12. I sort-of the same way; not a lot of books are bad for me, but there are a few that I've read and haven't liked.

    New Follower, btw.

  13. I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

    This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

    Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one –

    Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

    Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  14. My Book Blogger answer for this week.
    I very own blog hop host.
    Thanks in advance for following me. I am following you.

  15. Hopping through. I haven't read Willow. I've heard good and bad things. Too bad you didn't like it.
    My Hop